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growing marijuana on balcony

Growing marijuana on balcony

Root pruning pots come in various different sizes, although the white ones are probably best for cannabis. They allow for air flow through the roots and keep them growing at a constant pace, although not as intensely as fabric pots.


This is the first two weeks of June and this is when you’ll need to plant your seasonal strains if you’ve chosen to do so. Make sure to grow them discreetly, and make sure you have no light contamination at night.

5. Protecting Roots from Heat

Feeding plants grown on a balcony isn’t any different than a normal grow indoors or outdoors. You’ll need to keep in mind that your flowerpot is going to heat up a bit more in the sun, reaching temperatures over 40°C which can double on the inside. We highly recommend using enzymes and root stimulants, as well as beneficial fungi and bacteria.

Autoflowering pots tend to be 18L or 20L at the most, although the size of your pot is going to depend on the amount of space in which you’re going to be growing; if you don’t have much space and/or want discreet plants, we recommend using 7 or 11L flowerpots.

4. Type of Flowerpots

If you’re experienced with pruning and training, you can use larger flowerpots, especially when planting normal seasonal plants.

This stage is for growers lucky enough to have a decent climate at the start of September; you can plant autoflowering plants and harvest towards the end of November, if your climate allows.

Growing marijuana on balcony

Lastly, check on your plants in detail on a daily basis to look out for pests. No matter where you are planting, outdoors, indoors, or on your balcony, pests are always a threat we want to avoid.

Well, the same happens with growing cannabis. When a person is determined to grow their own weed plants, there is nothing that could stop him or her from doing it.

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If there is any lightbulb aiming directly at your plants during night time, you might want to get a curtain to cover it.

7. Be A Present Plant Parent

The ideal growing medium should be organic, with good draining and air circulation, such as coco coir; it should include worm castings, bat guano and other fertilizers; and rocks/stones for extra drainage.

However, you’ll need to check first what type of seeds you’re getting when you consider light. Photoperiodic cannabis plants require plenty of light for most of the day, of which ideally 5-6 hours come from direct sunlight, and complete darkness when night time comes.

Before you start buying your growing gear you’ll need to choose the seeds, and in order to do so, you’ll need to take a look at your future grow space and try to make out its qualities.

1. Choosing The Seeds

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To guarantee you have chosen the perfect spot on your balcony, make sure you pay special attention to the light source and the amounts of light your plants will be receiving. Keeping in mind that cannabis plants are infatuated with sunlight, try to place them on the sunniest balcony you can find at your place.

Growing marijuana on balcony

Regardless of what you plant or where, all growers should be on the lookout for garden pests like aphids, caterpillars, and fungal diseases. These guys threaten to not only reduce your yield but destroy the fruits of your labour entirely.

Cannabis seeds and plants for your personal pot garden must be purchased from a licensed producer, or authorized provincial and territorial retailers. Be sure to look for autoflowering or “feminized” seeds, which, unlike male plants, are guaranteed to flower.

But generally, autoflowering cannabis will do well in a lightly fertilized to nonfertilized soil mix with a pH of between 6.0 and 7.0. Go easy on the fertilizer during the seedling stage.

For balcony growers whodon’t want their plants to get too high, a good trick is to scale down on the size of the container.

Size matters

While the musky odour can be a bit unbearable, if only for a few weeks, there is a significant cost advantage to growing your own cannabis. Think 50 cents per gram or less compared to $10 per gram at a retail cannabis store.

When it comes to choosing soil for your cannabis, Wallace says, “What may be good for one strain is not good for another.”

Bug-repellent companion plants like basil, garlic, marigolds, and petuniasalong with regular doses/applications of neem oil, can help keep your crop free from infestation.

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Another is to plant later in the year than usual. “If you want to grow a sativa plant, you can start mid-July,” he says.

While some home growers claim high-fragrance herbs and flowers can do wonders to reduce the smell, Curtis Wallace says good luck.